Anne Eliot Crompton

American author of children's novels. Born in 1930. She has written a few fantasy stories as well as four traditional type pony books, two of which form a short series.

Alice Series:

1) THE RAINBOW PONY
(ALADDIN PB USA] 1995)
SUMMARY: When Alice rescues a pony from a truck accident, she knows her dad won't let her keep him. She hides him at her friend Jinny's place. But soon Alice will have to find a way to take care of the pony herself, even though that means standing up to both her dad and Jinny.

2) THE WILDFLOWER PONY
(ALADDIN PB USA] 1996)
SUMMARY: Once more Alice is having to keep a pony secret, when her pony Lucky gives birth to a surprise foal. But feeding two ponies is getting next to impossible. She decides to enter a competition to win money to keep them.

Collector's Info:
Paperback originals and as far as I know no hardback editions published. Fairly easy to find in the USA, although a lot harder elsewhere. Rainbow Pony was also published in Germany and can be found there.

Other Horse & Pony Books:

THE RAIN-CLOUD PONY
(HOLIDAY HOUSE [USA] 1977)
ILLUSTRATED BY PAUL FRAME
Reprinted in paperback by Bantam in 1980.
Also a German edition.
EDITIONS PICTURED: 1st edition, paperback edition.
SUMMARY: Pat deceives her parents in order to look after and ride someone else's pony.

THE SNOW PONY
(HENRY HOLT [USA] 1991)
Reprinted in paperback by Aladdin in 1994.
Also a French edition.
EDITIONS PICTURED: 1st edition, paperback edition.
SUMMARY: Moving to a small Massachusetts town and finding it hard to make friends, Jannie takes a job with the eccentric Mr. Flower (who is known as 'The Mad Hermit of Winterfield') helping him tame and care for a pony he has bought for his grandson.

Collector's Info:
Very easy to find in the USA, especially in paperback. There was a German edition of The Rain Cloud Pony but it is quite hard to find. There was a French edition of The Snow Pony which is easy to find in France, not sure if the other title was also published in French. Both books are quite hard to find elsewhere.